Hotel Badeschloss

  • Prize
    Winner in Interior Design Hotel – Midscale & Lifestyle
  • Company/Firm
    BWM Designers & Architects
  • Lead Designer
    Erich Bernard
  • Architect
    BWM Designers & Architects
  • Interior Designer
    BWM Designers & Architects
  • Hospitality
    Travel Charme Hotels & Resorts
  • Photo Credit
    BWM Designers & Architects / Ana Barros, BWM Designers & Architects / Lukas Schaller
  • Location
    Bad Gastein, Austria
  • Project Date
  • Developer
    Hirmer Hospitality

Built between 1791 and 1888, Hotel Straubinger, Badeschloss and Alte Post have long served as an emblem of the spa town’s Bad Gastein historical centre and are heritage-protected. “Working with the layers of the past” was the architect‘s guiding principle, being responsible for renovation, interior design and new built.
The hotel Badeschloss celebrates its own history, while taking a playful approach to bathing culture. It is a place where the past meets the present, and its atmosphere is vibrant and sociable. The name – Badeschloss – means “bathing palace”, which perfectly describes what the hotel is all about. The core of the original building houses all the F&B areas, each boasting a highly unique design. A specially curated art concept was developed with the local art festival director.
The rooftop spa in the newbuild spans three floors, the terrace boasts a rooftop pool with stunning glass crystal steps. The modern signature wall with lettering spelling out “Alpine Swim Club” sets the tone.
The 102 guest rooms of the Badeschloss are spread out across the original building and the newbuild. “A bath you can spend the night in” is the concept for the exclusive rooms.

Being a a full service multi-national architectural office BWM Designers & Architects do stand for a custom tailored approach and a cooperative development process.
The project span reaches from interior design and shop design to classical architectural design as general planner in any urban context as well as cultural projects, museum and exhibition concepts.
BWM was founded in 2004 and is led by Erich Bernard, Daniela Walten, Johann Moser, Markus Kaplan and Andras Klopfer.

Other prizes
2023 SBID International Design Award, Winner Hotel Indigo Vienna 2023 hospitality design award, finalist Revo 2023 Hotel Innovation Award, Finalist magdas Hotel 2023 if design award, Winner Hotel Galantha 2023 Big see design awards, Winner Revo 2022 18th Hospitality Design Awards, Finalist Jaz in the City Vienna 2022 deezen Award, Shortlist Hotel Gilbert 2022 Staatspreis Design, Shortlist Restaurant Figlmüller 2021 Iconic Award 2021, Innovative Architecture, "Winner" for Restaurant Figlmüller and Visitor’s centre at the Vienna State Opera 2021 Restaurant Bar Design Award, Shortlist Restaurant Figlmüller 2021 “Vienna Urban Renewal Award”, gold in the category of bravura for the Traungasse 12 project 2020 Iconic Award 2020 “Innovative Architecture”: “Selection” for House of History Austria (hdgö) and “Selection” for pastry shop Oberlaa Stadthaus, both in Vienna 2020 German Design Award 2020 "Excellent Architecture": "Winner" for Salon Sacher, "Winner" for House of History Austria (hdgö) 2019 Iconic Award 2019 “Innovative Architecture”: “Best of Best” for Salon Sacher, “Winner” for pastry shop Oberlaa Mariahilfer Straße and grätzlhotel, “Selection” for LGV-Gärtnergschäftl, all Vienna 2019 Austrian Interior Design Award 2019: Winner "Interior Design / Gastronomy, Hotel" for Hotel am Konzerthaus / Restaurant Apron in Vienna 2019 Ahead Award 2019: “Salon Sacher” among the top 5 bars in Europe 2018 Red Dot Award 2018: Winner “Communication Design” for the Austria Pavilion EXPO 2017 in Astana / Kazakhstan 2018 if Design Award 2018: Austria Pavilion EXPO 2017 in Astana / Kazakhstan 2015 Architects of the year 2015 Built in 2014 2013: Award for high quality architectural projects in Vienna, Austria 2014 AIT Award 2014: 3rd place for Hotel Topazz in Vienna 2014 best architects 2014: Hotel Topazz in Vienna 2012 Hotel Property of the Year: Hotel Topazz